About the Programme
Commenced in 1998, the M.Phil. Programme in Gender Studies at CUHK is Hong Kong's first graduate programme in gender studies. The programme emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and research skills;
Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary programme with a unifying focus on gender as a theoretical perspective or as a subject of analysis. It allows students to bring together different disciplinary and methodological approaches for the advancement of gender studies;
Supervision Subject Department
Admitted students will be assigned to both the Division of Gender Studies and a "subject department". Students will be required to take courses and fulfil the requirements of both the Gender Studies and the subject departments. "Subject department" is a department where the student's supervisor comes from, and is the subject discipline how the student is going to conduct the research. Any professors at any departments within the Chinese University of Hong Kong can serve as supervisors. Subject departments include but are not limited to the followings: Anthropology, Communication, Cultural Studies, Educational Administration and Policy, English, Fine Arts, Government and Public Administration, History, Japanese Studies, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Work and Translation. A list of our students and graduates' subject departments can be found here for reference. For a list of departments at our university, please visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/english/faculties/faculty-graduate-school.html
The name of the subject discipline will be shown on the graduation transcripts, in the form of "M.Phil. in Gender Studies (subject discipline)" (a sample can be downloaded here ). While on the graduation certificates, only the name of "Gender Studies" will be shown.
Who should apply?
Applicants may come from a variety of backgrounds. A Bachelor's degree in gender studies is not required.
Period of study
Full-time: normative period: 2 years; maximum period: 4 years;
Part-time: normative period: 3 years; maximum period: 5 years
HK$42,100 per annum
For local full-time RPg students, please refer to the Tuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate (RPg) Studentsuition Waiver Scheme for Local Research Postgraduate (RPg) Students for details.
Postgraduate Studentships (PGS) are available for full-time M.Phil. students. Students need not make a separate application for obtaining the PGS. The stipends are in return for students' assistance in the teaching and research work, which is approximately 12 hours a week. The provisional monthly stipend is HK$16,660 in 2018-19.
While in receipt of the PGS award, a student must not undertake other engagement or employment, full-time or part-time, unless with permission of the University.
For Gender Studies's courses, lectures are usually in English. While for discussion and students' presentation, students can use the language they feel most comfortable with, as long as the lecturers concerned understand that language. Meanwhile, most courses use English reading materials.
Required Course of the Gender Studies Programme (8 credit units)
Gender Studies: Theory
Gender Studies: Methodology
Advanced Topics in Gender Studies I
Advanced Topics in Gender Studies II
Course Requirements of the Subject Disciplines
Course requirements vary among different subject departments. The requirements may be adjusted at the discretion of the assigned subject departments. Subject disciplines' course requirements can be fount at the http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/page/PostgraduateStudentHandbook. Students are required to publish their research findings and complete their theses in order to fulfill graduation requirement.
The study scheme of 2018-19 is available for your reference.
Full-time M.Phil. students are eligible to apply for on-campus residence. Information can be found here.